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CAROLYN'S CORNER by Carolyn Marfe[ Kids can ask some profound questions cant they? A!ittle girl asked her father, Where did the renan race come from?" The father answered, "We were made by God." The girl asked her mother the same ques- tion. The mother answered, "Many years ago we evolved from monkeys." The confused little girl returned to her father and said, "Dad how is it possible, that you told me the human race was created by God, and Mom said we came from monkeys?" The father answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your mother told you about hers." Here's a question that we've all asked, "Where did God come from?" How would you answer that question? Our finite minds find it difficult to imagine a Being with "no beginning:' Yet Isaiah 57:15 says, "He is the Holy One who inhabits eternity." A. W. Tozer wrote'Time dwells in God. Time marks the beginning of the created existence and because God never began to exist; time can have no application in Him. God created time for our physical existence here, but He has no beginnLg, g and no end" I admit that it may be difficult to wrap you mind around a God that has no begin- ning and no end. But I believe we exist because He exists. If you want to believe we evolved from primordial soup or from monkeys, have at it. However, Romans 1:20 offers a convimcing argument, "For since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities -his eternal power and divine nature -have been understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Jesus is our Creator, Designer and Life-Giver! Everything that was made has his finger prints all over it. He's awesome, magnificent, splendid, majestic, glorious, eternal, immortal and all-powerful! And the best part? He loves you and me. That ought to wow you! That my opinion, What's yours? Carolyn Martel is The Monroe County Reporter's long-time advertising manager. She is involved in various ministries and periodically shares her wisdom through columns. She said that recent questions from her inquistive grandson brought to mind this column she had written previously. Forsyth-Monroe County Rotary heard from AI Shackelford, the new Chief Deputy at Monroe County Sheriff's Department. Local Rotarians welcomed Shackelford, who is the former Director, Chief of Police with Southern Railroad. Shackleford, an 18-year resident of Monroe County, comes to the Sheriff's Department with a world of knowledge. He said he is excited to be working with local deputies. Pictured, left to right, Rotary President Barbara Dean, Shackleford, sponsoring Rotarian Isabelle Waldrep. Email church calendar news to Diane Glidewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Church information is published free of charge as space permits. April 3-5 Tessio Hall Baptist has Laodicea Baptist has Usher Ministry Anniver- Spring Revival sary The Laodicea Baptist The Tessie Hall Baptist Church Family, 101 West- Church Usher Ministry will brooks Rd Forsyth invites celebrate its Anniversary everyone to its Annual on Sunday, April 8 at 11 Spring Revival, begin- a.m. The Rev. Nathaniel ning on Tuesday, April 3 Gordon and the Mr. Airy through Thursday, April 5 Baptist Church family will at 7:30 p.m. each night, be special guests. Din- The guest speaker will ner will be served. Pastor be Rev. McAuthor Childs T.O. Sams, Associate of Mt. Gilead Baptist Minister Lesia Atwater Church, Forsyth. and President Sis. Aretha Watts Neal. April 7 Mt. Pleasant Baptist has Pride of Forsyth hosts Paster & 1st Lady's 38th Prayer Breakfast Anniversary Pride of Forsyth Chapter The Mt. Pleasant Bap- No. 144, OES is calling fist Church family, 2283 Prayer Warriors to join Hwy.83, Forsyth will cele- us for a Prayer Breakfast brate Rev. and Mrs. Hosie on Saturday, April 7, at Waters 38th Anniversary 9 a.m. at the Monroe on Sunday, April 8 at 11 County Clubhouse. For a.m. Rev. Robert Walker additional information,and Piney Grove Baptist contact PM Mary Slaugh- Church will be their guest. ter at 478-394-0211. Everyone is invited to share in this celebration. Monroe County Minister Alliance holds Prayer April 10-12 Breakfast The Monroe County Union Hill Minister Alliance Sweet Missionary Baptist Hour of Prayer Breakfast has Sprig Revival will be on Saturday, April Union Hill Missionary Bap- 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Greater fist Church, 299 Union Hill Friendship Baptist Church, Dr Forsyth invites every- Forsyth. All are invited to one to its annual Spring come out and help support Revival on Tuesday-Thurs- the Minister Alliance, Rev. day, April 10 -12 with R. J. Whatley president, services beginning nightly at 7 p.m. The special guest God's Church of Refuge speaker for the week will holds 1st Annual Car & be Rev. James C. Marable Bike Show of Bethel Baptist Church in God's Church of Refuge Barnesville. (Pastor Nathaniel and 1st Lady Cynthia Davis) will April 15 host the 1 st Annual Car & New Ihrovidem:e Baptist Bike Show on N. Jackson holds Publk Safety Ap- Street behind Persons preciation Bank on Saturday, April New Providence Baptist 7 starting at 10 a.m. with Church, 2560 Hwy. 41 S, judging at 2 p.m. There Forsyth will have Public will be BBQ plates and Safety Appreciation Day sandwiches, sausage on Sunday, April 15 at 11 plates, homemade goods a.m. All are invited for a and more for sale. Regis- day set aside to honor tration entry fee is $20. those who work in public For more information, call safety, especially these Bonnie Cook at 478-832- public servants and their 3417 or Dorothy Watson families. The guest speaker at 478-342-2905. will be Kelvin Cochran, former Atlanta Fire Chief. April 8 Zion Hill Baptist has Youth Day with poster, essay contests Zion Hill Baptist Church,1393 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette will have an awesome Youth Day Program on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Guest Speaker Mr. Victor Denson ask all youths to participate; he will award four Grand Prizes for best Poster and Best. Essay Category. The poster must represent drawings of prayers, and the es- says must be 100 words pertaining to prayers. Age groups for Poster: 5-13 years old. Age groups for Essays: 14-19 years old. The theme for Youth Day is "Prayers". With so much going on in our schools, we need prayer and lots of prayers. A reception will follow the service. Please register for the meal at npbcsmarr. org/publicsafety. April 21 .Td iloh Baptist WMU Ixm Annual Que Shiloh Baptist Baptist Church Women's Mis- sionary Union will have its Annual Lady Que on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Forsyth Train Depot on Adams Street. It will feature pulled pork, chips, slaw and pound cake. Tickets are $8 each. Call Eliza- beth at 478-342-4866 for more information and tickets! April 22 St. Jamms Baptist celebrates 152nd Anniversary St James Baptist Church, 110 James St Forsyth will celebrate its 152nd Church Anniversary on Sunday, April 22. Wor- ship begins at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ankoma Anderson of Welfare Baptist Church, Belton, S.C. Lunch will be provided. June 11-13 St. Jlames Baptist to Vasatk Bible School St James Baptist Church, 110 James St Forsyth will host Vacation Bible School on Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13 from 6-8 p.m. nightly. For more informa- tion, contact Sister Angela Banks. 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